March is Women's History Month!

February 21, 2023

March is Women’s History Month! Please join us in recognizing the importance of women’s rights and gender equity while also honoring contributions women have made worldwide across culture and society. As a homage to women everywhere, AWP has compiled a list of online events, educational resources, and a curated list composed of powerhouse women writers and poets.

Past AWP Events

#AWP21 Fierce L.A. Women Writer Stories that Change the Paradigm, Sponsored by Red Hen Press

#AWP22 In The Cosmopolis of Memory: Women On Cultural Selfhood in a Globalized World

From The Writer’s Chronicle

Catastrophe and Survival: Women Ecopoets Navigate Pathways Past Denials by Camille T. Dungy, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Brenda Hillman, Sandra Meek, & Aimee Nezhukumatathil, September 2020

Where the Arc Leads: What American Women's Literary History Reveals About the Contemporary MFA Writer by Elizabeth Eshelman, September 2010

Carolyn Kizer and the Liberation of Creative Writing by Annie Finch, September 2017


Learn about how Women’s History Month came to fruition in the US from

Browse the National Women’s History Alliance website for educational resources on women’s history.


All events below are listed in ET.

Tuesday, March 7

7:00–7:30 p.m.— Bring your little one for a short story time with DreamBank! Their event FAMILY: Book Club for Kids: Women’s Herstory Month Edition will explore the book Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.

Wednesday, March 8

6:30–8:00 p.m.— The Historical Society of Pennsylvania presents Teaching Recent Women’s History: A Discussion and Workshop. Join to learn how to navigate the challenges of teaching recent women’s history and learn new strategies for teaching in the classroom. Tickets are available at a variety of different rates.

Thursday, March 9

7:00–8:30 p.m.— Join Putnam History Museum as they present Virtual Lecture: The Power of Native Women. Learn about the impact Indigenous women have made on history. Heather Bruegl, citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first-line descendant Stockbridge Munsee, will be hosting this event. Members of Putnam History Museum can access this lecture for free, while non-member tickets cost $10.

Monday, March 27

8:00–9:00 p.m. —  Join A Tour of Her Own for Virtual Book Club: Women's History in Washington, DC (March). Each session is led by the authors of 111 Places in Women's History That You Must Not Miss in Washington, DC. Tickets are available at different price tiers depending on membership to TOHO Book Club.

Tuesday, March 28

7:00–8:00 a.m.— University of Birmingham Women’s Network presents: Women's Network Women's History Month Book Club. Attendees should come prepared to discuss Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.

4:00–5:00 p.m.— Compass Family Services presents Inclusion Talk Series - Women's History Month featuring Sara Shepard. New York Times Best Seller Author and Literary Changemaker Sara Shepard. Author of best-selling Pretty Little Liars, Shepard is best known for writing empowering anti-bullying stories. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.

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